Looks like the Democrats cannot catch a break between President Obama's failures as a president and drunken and disorderly Democrats behind the wheel. In Jefferson City, a southeastern lawmaker, Representative Steve Hodges, 65 of East Prairie was charged with not one but two incidents. Hodges was stopped by police in Cole County on Wednesday on suspicion of driving under the influences and intoxication. Reportedly, this was not the first allegation against Hodges who was charged in February when he refused to use the breathalyzer.
Apparently, a Cole County Sheriff Deputy responded to reports of a driver suspected of driving while intoxicated. However, when the deputies discovered the vehicle, they found Hodges asleep in his car. The vehicle appeared to drift off the side of the road into a grass field of the St. Stanislaus Church. During this incident, Hodges was administered a breathalyzer test and blew 0.17 nearly two times the state limit of 0.08. However, Hodges was later released pending a court date. Reportedly, Hodges stated to the press that he planned to seek treatment following his DWI arrest back in February but one thing led to another and he never made good on those intentions.
With the February incident, Hodges defended is poor body coordination based on the icy weather by stating that he slipped on the ice when he got out of his vehicle. Back then, he was escorted to the hospital by Jefferson City Police when he refused to consent to a BAC test. He was issued a court date of 22-April 2014 for the February arrest and suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The prosecutor is determined to provoke Hodges' driver license before his careless driving seriously injures or kills himself or other innocent drivers or bystanders.
Hodges was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 only to loose to Republican state Representative Jason Smith last tear.
Hodges, 65, was first elected to the House in 2006 and is prohibited by term limits from seeking re-election this year. He ran unsuccessfully last year against Republican state Rep. Jason Smith in a special election for a vacant U.S. House seat.